Busy highways and distracted drivers can easily cause a serious collision with a motorcycle. The limited protection between the motorcycle rider and the car or roadway can result in devastating injuries. Permanent scarring, broken bones, brain damage, nerve damage, the loss of a limb and even death can occur in these types of accidents. A victim doesn’t have to financially suffer financially when they’re trying to recover. An accident lawyer can immediately begin representing a victim’s rights and negotiate with an insurance company for a fair settlement.
Florida law uses a comparative negligence system to determine who is at fault for an accident or injury and what percentage they’re responsible for. Insurance companies will often try to blame and innocent motorcycle rider for speeding or being a daredevil on the highway. An experienced West Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer will fight these types of claims an insurance company will try to make so the victim receives the highest settlement possible. If a victim is partly responsible for the accident, the lawyer will make sure they aren’t charged more than necessary. The comparative negligence system means that if an individual is awarded a $20,000 settlement and is ten percent responsible for their injuries, they will only receive $18,000.
After it accident, it’s important to seek medical treatment as quickly as possible. Witnesses and pictures of the area and vehicles should be taken. Not all police departments take pictures of the vehicles or area and these are very helpful in proving a case. Waiting to seek medical treatment can jeopardize a claim against a negligent party. Failing to attend all of the medical treatment a doctor prescribes can also put someone’s claim in jeopardy. A victim is entitled to payment of medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering and much more. Dealing with an insurance company can be very difficult and an attorney should always be contacted.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries from a motorcycle or automobile accident, it’s important to seek the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Your financial future can be ruined without fair compensation for your injuries.